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Child Obesity and Physical Activity Delivery Manager

posted Jun 7, 2018, 2:07 AM by Ben Jane
Job Reference: 919-MM-16437551-EXT
Employer: Public Health England
Department: Health Improvement
Location: Skipton House, London
Salary: £50,656 - £61,976 per annum (pro rata)
Job Type:Fixed term (29 January 2019)
Working pattern: Part time 22.5 hours/3 days per week
Pay Scheme: Other
Staff Group: Administrative & Clerical
Closing Date:19/06/2018




Job Purpose / Summary

As part of the Lifecourse team in the Health Intelligence Directorate, the Children, Young People and Families (CYPF) team works to improve child health and wellbeing outcomes and reduce health inequalities. One of our priorities is to increase the numbers of children and young people with a healthy weight and who meet recommended levels of physical activity. The team works closely with other teams in PHE and other government departments.

Working at a national level the postholder will be specifically responsible for the workstream which is supporting local areas take action to reduce rates of child obesity and to increase rates of physical activity. Priority actions will include: promoting the use of “The Local Authority Resource for promoting healthy weight in children, young people and families” and other public health resources to promote children to reach a healthy weight; contributing to resource development for children’s physical activity;working in collaboration with local government and key stakeholders to assist in the delivery of the government’s Childhood Obesity Plan.

The workstream demands management and delivery of multiple complex projects, in order to ensure effective delivery. This will involve working in a matrix way with internal and external partners, including other government departments, Local Government Association, academic bodies, voluntary and community sector national bodies, professional associations and royal colleges.

This is a part time post working 0.6 fte/3 days per week/22 hours. The post holder will work closely with a colleague holding the same job title (working 0.4 fte) but not in a job share arrangement.

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the person specification (available online) as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria. Please also see job description for competencies.

PHE is bringing together its national scientific laboratories and headquarters to create one of the world’s leading centres for public health science in Harlow, Essex, in the heart of the London and Cambridge life sciences corridor. This post will move to PHE Harlow between 2021 and 2024 as part of this major development. For more information please search ‘PHE Harlow collection’.

Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants).

Public Health England (PHE) is an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care providing; strategic leadership, research, advice and support for Government, local authorities and the NHS in protecting and improving the nation’s health.

As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how the PHE Charter is an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver a service.

Please note that if the pay scheme is listed as 'Other', the post advertised will be subject to Public Health England Civil Service Terms and Conditions of employment unless otherwise stated.

Public Health England provides strategic leadership and vision for protecting and improving the nation’s health. Its ambition is to lead nationally and enable locally a transformation in the health expectations of all people in England regardless of where they live and the circumstance of their birth. It will achieve this through the application of research, knowledge and skills. Public Health England is an executive agency of the Department of Health, which started on 1 April 2013. We are a distinct delivery organisation with operational autonomy to advise and support Government, local authorities and the NHS in a professionally independent manner.

Secondments will be considered.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Loretta Sollars, Child Obesity Programme Manager (07841 804960 loretta.sollars@phe.gov.uk ).
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